Galaxies for Fun Astronomical CCD photos on peculiar galaxies and other astronomical stuff.
Now and then we have the chance to vitness a Comet. Here are some examples from the last couple of years. A few displayed both a nice ion tale and a nice dust tale. However most are quite tiny, especially when viewed from the city.
Comet 21P / Giacobini-Zinner on Sep 16, 2018, at 00:01 UT. The comet passed just beneath the open clusters Messier 35 and NGC 2158.
The rotating core of comet Hale-Bopp on April 4, 1997. The core produced shockwaves by the rotating material ejections.
www.galaxies.se - Ivar Hamberg - Updated 2018, October 28